Programmable Logic Controller Systems PLCs - Advanced

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name Programmable Logic Controller Systems PLCs - Advanced
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Course Code 4031
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Single Subject Certificate Limerick Institute of Technology None
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening
Location (Districts) Limerick City
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Expand+Start Date: January

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Duration 12 weeks, 3 hours per week. Wednesday, 7.00pm to 10.00pm.
Course Fee

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Entry Requirements It is expected that participants will have already completed the PLC Systems module and/or have significant prior knowledge of PLC Systems. Participants taking this module as part of the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology must meet the entry requirements outlined on the relevant course pages.
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Expand+Note: This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or it may be completed by eligible participants for credit towards the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (Level 7) or Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technol...

Course Content

To provide the learner with a specialised knowledge of advanced automation systems, structured programming approaches and distributed control applications. Having successfully completed this module, the learner will be able to:

1. Devise st...

Subjects Taught Modular PLCs, Modular PLC Structures, Modular PLC Programming, Control Applications, Closed Loop Controllers, PLC Communications. This module will include hands-on programming using Ladder logic (LAD) and Function Blocks (FB) in Siemens Step 7 for the Siemens Simatic S7-300 range of Industrial PLCs and Profibus devices.
Assessment Method Each taught module has a programme of continuous assessment worth 50% and a final exam worth 50%. It is necessary to pass both elements to achieve an award in the module.
Further Enquiries For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 061 293802
Location LIT Moylish